Dobson & Parnell

4.6
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951 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Dobson & Parnell is a bustling, smart, reliable and grown-up restaurant on Newcastle’s vibrant quayside. Its understated elegant dining room adds a touch of Victorian glamour and comfort. Specialising in perfectly-executed, refined European cuisine, using ethically-sourced local seasonal produce direct from nearby farms and markets, the sustainable kitchen specialises in preserving techniques such as curing, smoking, salting, brining and fermenting. We are listed in the Michelin Guide 2019, voted in the top 10 list of restaurants in Newcastle by NGI and listed in the Hardens guide 2018!

Special Offers

3 course lunch and glass of fizz for £22

From a set menu (dishes marked with * on daily menu)

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 2 January 2020

Ends: 31 March 2020

Availability: Tue-Sat 12:00-14:00

What 951 People Are Saying
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PC
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Sunday lunch in very nice surroundings. The service and food was 1st class. Loved the ham terrine starter and belly pork main. No room for pudding unfortunately. Definitely recommend and will return soon with friends.

P
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Food and service excellent

IS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Was okay but not great value for money.
I didnt feel it was fine dining.

I much prefer there sister restaurant blackfriars

CG
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really nice food and really friendly staff. Wait was quite long for the mains when it wasn’t very busy but other than that was very good.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent, we will definitely return.

NC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyable tasting menu with paired wines for each course in old restored victorian premises near the quayside. Knowledgable service about ingredients and wines, without being obtrusive. We really enjoyed the experience and would not hesitate to recommend to others visiting Newcastle/Gateshead.

LW
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wine and service. I’d definitely recommend this place. I’ve been a few times before and never fails to impress. I also go to their other restaurants Hinnies and Blackfriars. All great.

VM
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food at a great price. Would definitely visit again.

BK
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great night and lovely meal!! Food was great and so was the service :)

KG
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food from a varied menu. Beautiful presentation and skilled staff knowledgeable about the menu and wine choices.

OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Valentine’s Day

LD
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food elegantly presented, friendly staff who are approachable and put you at ease from the moment you arrive. Couldn't fault it and will definitely be returning for another enjoyable night.

JT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had booked through Open Table for the first time, and would do that again. The service was friendly and helpful. The cuisine was superb; presentation was artistic, creative and attractive. The option of ordering 2 x 125ml glasses of wines was novel, allowing two of us to taste and enjoy four different wines. We look forward to our next visit.

ER
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful. I don't think I've had food taste that good with such a variety of flavors in a long time. The staff were really friendly. It did cost a bit more than we usually would spend on a meal, but we figured that's what you have to pay for amazing flavor.

B
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal - the wine matching really enhanced the experience and flavours of the dishes

P
London
12 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and reasonably priced food, great service, lovely ambience!

OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Early bird menu was good value for money with lots of nice choices. Cocktails also on offer 2 for £10. Service was fantastic they really looked after us. Will definitely go back

JK
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic value for money on set menu, service was excellent

CY
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and the 3 course lunch was fantastic value for money.

OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous meal for my partners birthday. We ordered the tasting menu and every course was delicious! Will definitely return!

NP
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, staff and venue were brilliant. Could not fault anything.

JF
Warwickshire
4 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely set meal lunch last week. The staff were great. Food was exceptional and good wine. Great restaurant. Will return.

RW
London
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another great night out with fantastic food. The Belly Pork was seriously tasty and this place serves the best Od Fashioned cocktail in Newcastle!

SS
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at Dobson and Parnell has been wonderful! All dishes were excellent (the rump steak a tad unevenly cooked though). Look forward to returning.

P
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food served in a beautiful restaurant where great attention is paid to every detail. The Cornish hake main and the smoked haddock starter were particularly tasty and we thoroughly enjoyed the sticky toffee pudding and the chocolate mousse. A good wine list to choose from, too. We were made to feel welcome as soon as we arrived and lunching here feels like a really special occasion. Highly recommended.

JM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service, delicious top quality food, beautiful soda bread brought to the table and also a free taster entrée. Left with a fully and happy tummy. Great cocktails too, good prices.

LM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday Lunch. Amazing food and unbelievable value. Great surroundings and atmosphere. Our visit was a wee celebration so we started with a bottle of champagne! Very friendly,efficient and discreet service. All four of us had three courses.....salmon starters were really good as was the beetroot salad. The main event was three roast beef lunches and one fish lunch. We were all very impressed with the quality of our meals. 2 rice puddings and 2 sticky toffee completed our meal. Long leisurely lunch accompanied by a great white wine. Highly recommend and will certainly drive from Scotland to Dobson & Parnell again.

J
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were very disappointed with the size of the starter. Our Sunday lunch was not the best I have had. The roast potatoes were tough and tasted as though they had been cooked and left for a long time. This was my second visit to Dobson and Parnell. I had a very good meal on my first visit but couldn’t recommend it after Sunday’s visit. Not worth the money.

SB
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal for Restaurant Week. The best meal out we have had in ages.

AH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant and great food.Service was quite slow but that’s how we like it.Our server was excellent.Chips could have been better and steak was a little overdone for medium.However was very enjoyable and didn’t spoil our visit

KS
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal once again. We have always enjoyed the quality of the food and level of service.

SV
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally amazing could not fault it! Food and service were spot on!

TM
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, lovey food! Staff were really attentive without being overbearing . The restaurant had a really nice buzz about it without being to noisy, yest still felt quite intimate. Loved it!

CW
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we stepped through the door we were expertly looked after by truly lovely staff. We explained to our waitress we were both coeliac and were given the allergy menu . The choice was outstanding it really is special to be able to choose from a menu not just be given 1 choice the presentation of the food was a feast for the eyes. The atmosphere was delightful such a great vibe. The waitress was very knowledgable about the wine menu and after listening to our preferences chose a white Rioja which was perfect. We will definitely be coming back

PC
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our fifth visit and as always it was a great experience. The three course menu was excellent value and the quality of the food was wonderful. We look forward to another visit.

L
Newcastle
6 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited as a part of Restaurant Week and really enjoyed the two-course set menu. The service was outstanding and the restaurant had a lovely relaxed vibe. We’ll definitively visit again!

M
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service is always superb. The staff are very professional and friendly. Even though we were running late for our reservation they made us feel calm and delivered the same quality service. The food is absolutely flawless. Everything tastes amazing, the desserts were exceptional creations of some of the well known classics. Cannot recommend this place enough!

i
Yorkshire
11 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Attended for restaurant week deal.
Food was average. Salmon starter was decent, medium steak was not the best.
Staff were polite
Highlight and worst point was being offered additional sour dough bread and then given 2 pieces of bread that were size of erasers

MS
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Visited in restaurant week - food good - service a bit slow but place too noisy for quiet conversation - wooden floors and lack of furnishings so nothing to absorb the sound!

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic evening